From ACWA – Five ACWA member agencies recently celebrated the completion of a habitat restoration project on the Sacramento River that produced results within a week.
The Rio Vista Side Channel Habitat Project in Red Bluff converted a seasonal side channel into nearly one acre of new aquatic habitat that will flow throughout the year. This creates refuge for juvenile salmonids before they migrate out to sea by providing slower flows, sources of food and protective cover from predators. The project also included native riparian planting. Within a week, a biologist snorkeling through the side channel observed endangered winter-run Chinook salmon juveniles using submerged vegetation for cover. (more)